International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part J (2017)
Concept of urban woman in the novel of Shashi Deshpande’s that long silence
Urbanisation refers to the population shift from rural to urban areas. It is predominantly the process by which towns and cities are formed. This phenomenon is closely related to modernisation, industrialisation and the sociological process of rationalisation. Urbanisation is not merely a modern phenomenon but a rapid and historic transformation of human social roots on a global scale. Rural culture is rapidly replaced by urban culture. Village culture is characterised by common bloodliness, intimate relationship and common behaviour whereas urban culture is characterised by distant bloodlines, unfamiliar relations and competitive behaviour. Shashi Deshpande is one of the best writers of feminism in India. She is the winner of prestigious Sahitya Academy Award for her novel That Long Silence. In That Long Silence, Shashi Deshpande broght forth the theme of alienation and isolation, nostalgia and revolution. The ideas of revolution comes from her difficult theme of urbanisation. She takes the characters from urban as well as rural areas and compares them by their psychology and rational thinking, adjustability, education and revolutionary spirit. Many things from the above said finds missing in rural people. This paper deeply analyses her concept of urbanisation and its effect on people of different areas in the novel That Long Silence.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Pinki. Concept of urban woman in the novel of Shashi Deshpande’s that long silence. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):645-646.